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  • PM Modi gives approval for introducing Goods and Services Tax reform 11 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the approval for going ahead with the biggest tax reform initiative - the Goods and Services Tax. The government will now try to introduce the Constitutional Bill for GST in the Winter Session of Parliament. The government has decided to make a...
  • J&K: Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 flood victims Yesterday

    Jammu: Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing. So far 2.26 lakh people have been rescued from flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces have till now treated at least...
  • J&K floods: Government working to restore phone connectivity in the state Yesterday

    Jammu: With flood water now receding, the government is trying to restore affected telecom services in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar earlier announced that people in Jammu & Kashmir can talk for free for a week on BSNL network, while other mobile...
  • Delhi hospital sends relief to Jammu and Kashmir 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi has sent emergency relief supplies to flood-ravaged regions of Jammu and Kashmir to help it overcome the acute shortage of medicines and blankets. "The director general of health services, Srinagar apprised the hospital management (Sir Ganga Ram) that most of the hospitals in...
  • Barack Obama asks Americans to devote themselves to social service 3 days ago

    Washington: Giving a clarion call to his countrymen to devote themselves to voluntary social service, US President Barack Obama said he would not be in the position he is now if it was not for service to others. "I would not be standing here if it were not for service...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety 3 days ago

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • J&K: Train services to Vaishno Devi base camp resume 5 days ago

    Jammu: Train services have been resumed to the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine, where the old holy cave has been reopened for 'darhsan'. "Train services to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, have been resumed. All the trains are now running smoothly," Divisional Traffic Manager...
  • It will take three days to restore mobile services: CMD BSNL 6 days ago

    The big problem that is hampering rescue activities in the Valley is that telecom links have become dysfunctional. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is trying its best to restore the links quickly, ...
  • Telecom services slowly being restored in Kashmir Valley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Telecom services in the flood-hit Kashmir valley are slowly being restored with operators resuming network connectivity in various parts of the region. Around 58 base transceiver stations (BTS) or mobile towers of BSNL and Aircel are functioning now along with 10 landline exchanges of the state-run operator. Vodafone has...
  • First medicinal marijuana farm approved in Chile 1 week ago

    Santiago: The Chilean authorities have approved the first marijuana farm in the capital city of Santiago, but only for medicinal and research purposes. The initiative, presented May 23 before Chile's Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), was to produce cannabis oil for use in the treatment of cancer patients. In Chile, marijuana use...
  • Microsoft gives MSN a new look, adds ability to sync across devices September 8, 2014

    New York: Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional businesses - Windows and Office software installed on...
  • J&K: Flood puts radio services on hold September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Radio transmission in the Kashmir Valley was cut off after flood waters inundated the transmitter installations of state-run Radio Kashmir, officials said. The local Doordarshan centre is already operating from makeshift facilities after its studios got flooded. Over 100 people have died in floods due to incessant rainfall this week in...
  • Ruling in Cairns-Modi libel case this month September 5, 2014

    London: Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns has been investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) over suspicion of perverting the course of justice in his libel trial he won against former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi and a ruling is expected by the end of the month. The...
  • TCS re-appoints N Chandrasekaran as CEO September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Wednesday said that the tenure of its Chief Executive Officer and MD N Chandrasekaran has been extended by five years to October 2019. Chandrasekaran, who was appointed CEO and MD for five years on October 6, 2009, has been...
  • 'I ordered pizza and it came with no toppings. Oh wait, I opened the box upside down': Hilarious Twitter exchange between a man and Dominos is a customer service nightmare September 2, 2014

    A man whose handle is ‏@SadderDre stirred up quite a sensation on Twitter with a seemingly innocuous tweet to Dominos pizza complaining that his pie was delivered without any topping. "Yoooo I ordered a Pizza & Came with no Toppings on it or anything, Its Just Bread @dominos," he tweeted...
  • Forbes names TCS among world's most innovative companies August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Forbes has named Tata Consultancy Services as "one of the World's Most Innovative Companies", and positioned it 57th as the highest-ranking global IT services provider on this year's top-100 list, a statement said on Wednesday. The World's Most Innovative Companies List is developed annually by Forbes Magazine, recognising corporate excellence...
  • 4.5 lakh aspirants appear in UPSC preliminary examination, 1.27 lakh more from last year August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 4.5 lakh aspirants on Sunday appeared in civil services preliminary examination which passed off incident-free at various centres across the country after bring mired in controversy following protests over change in pattern. 4,51,602 candidates took the examination, about 1.27 lakh more than the last year, at 2,137...
  • UPSC prelim exams today, police on toes in national capital August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil services aspirants will appear for their preliminary examinations on Sunday as scheduled after the Supreme Court had refused to postpone the examination. As valiant demonstrations were witnessed in the past one month across the country specially north India over alleged language bias in the examination, police in national...
  • Over 50 per cent panchayats don't have banking service in the state August 20, 2014

    At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail's pace with over 50 per cent panchayats still to be covered by its service. Out of 8463 panchayats in Bihar, over...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award August 19, 2014

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vice-president of city-based NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the high-powered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • Microsoft cloud service Azure restored after partial outage August 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft said it resolved an outage on its Azure cloud computing service, which occurred across multiple regions. Partial disruptions began as of 1.40 p.m. ET on Aug. 18, the company said on the Azure website. Microsoft Azure is a cloud-based platform for creating, deploying and maintaining online applications and services...
  • Candidates for Civil Services prelims cannot attend foundation course: Government August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS and IPS among others and are also appearing for this year's civil services preliminary examination cannot attend Foundation Course, the government has said. A candidate has to attend a Foundation Course after his or her selection in the civil services. Candidates who have...
  • Aircel launches 4G services in Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Aircel today launched 4G services in Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir, becoming the only private telecom operator to offer all the three existing technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G in these markets. "We are delighted to now bring highest speed 4G LTE (long term evaluation)...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi on proposed amendment to GST law, says it will weaken states' finances August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the proposed amendment to the Goods and Services Tax legislation saying that the amendment was unfair to the states and would weaken state finances further. The Chief Minister has demanded the exclusion of...
  • English marks will not be included for gradation, UPSC tells aspirants August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The marks of English Language Comprehension Skills, asked in second paper of civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for gradation, the government said on Saturday. "The union government has decided that for the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2014 to be held on August 24, this section on...
  • Delhi government celebrates Independence Day with week-long activities August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government has planned a series of week-long activities including a special tree plantation and cleanliness drive to celebrate country's 68th Independence day, Lt Governor Jung said in a special appeal to citizens of Delhi. As part of the celebrations, a number of events such as Prabhat...
  • Jet to stop low-cost services, to merge them with parent carrier August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways, which reported Rs 217 crore net loss in the June quarter, on Monday said that it will be exiting low-cost services and will merge its two no-frills brands with parent full service carrier. "By the end of this year, there will be no JetLite and Jet Konnect brands...
  • UPSC Round Table: Does the CSAT need a review? August 9, 2014

    As the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants continue their protests against the the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), we discuss if the exam needs to be reviewed and whether it is well equipped to select the best bureaucrats for the country. ...
  • Centre amends All India Services rules to promote impartiality, transparency August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to revamp bureaucracy and promote efficiency and transparency, the Narendra Modi government on Friday amended the All India Services rules on the conduct of bureaucrats. The amendments stated that every member of the services will maintain high ethical standards, integrity and honesty. The Government of India has...
  • Toddler squeezes through White House fence, causes brief commotion August 8, 2014

    Washington: A toddler squeezed through the White House fence, resulting in lock down of the residence of US President Barack Obama and a brief commotion among the Secret Service agents. The incident occurred on Thursday at around 8 pm (local time) when the toddler got away from his parents, squeezed...